Boat America Course with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Onset Bay Center
Onset Bay Center
186 Onset Ave
Wareham, MA 02558

The Onset Bay Center is pleased to host the 8-hour Boat America course in partnership with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. This course is a boating certificate class that offers an in-depth and interesting boating safety course, and provides the knowledge needed to obtain a boating certificate.

Topics covered are:

  • Introduction to Boating – Types of power boats, boating vocabulary, sailboats, paddle boats, powering boats, and engine types.
  • Boating Law – Boat registration, regulations, hull identification numbers, required safety equipment, Federal boating law, state boating law, and reporting accidents.
  • Safety Equipment – Life jackets, fire extinguishers, sound-producing devices, visual distress signals, anchors, and other safety equipment.
  • Safe Operation and Navigation – Buoys and beacons, aids to navigation, navigation rules, docking, and the dangers of alcohol on the water.
  • Boating Emergencies – Hypothermia, boating accidents, man overboard, capsizing, emergency radio calls, carbon monoxide dangers, and weather.
  • Trailering – Types of trailers, lights, hitches, towing a trailer.
  • Sports and Boating – Water-skiing, hunting and hunting gear, PWC operation, and other boating tips.

This course will be broken up into three evening sessions on 10/20, 10/27, and 11/3 from 5 PM to 7:30 PM. Attendance for all three sessions are required. The certificate will be issued to each participant after they successfully pass a brief exam.

Questions? Please contact Kat Garofoli at 508-999-6363 ext. 227.

Cost: $10 for materials

For more information:
Phone: 508-999-6363 ext. 227
Category: Buzzards Bay Coalition, Onset Bay Center
Hosted By: Onset Bay Center
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boaters putting boat on trailer at Tempest Knob ramp in Wareham
Updated in 2014, the concrete ramp at Tempest Knob is a great launch option for boaters who want to head toward upper Buzzards Bay and the Cape Cod Canal.

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